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University Assistant Predoctoral, Philological and Cultural Studies

Vienna (Landbezirke) (AT)
Closing date
23 Jun 2024

Job Details

45 Faculty of Philological and Cultural Studies
Startdate: 01.08.2024 | Working hours: 30 | Collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 Grundstufe (praedoc)
Limited until: 31.07.2027
Reference no.: 2489

Among the many good reasons to want to research and teach at the University of Vienna, there is one in particular, which has convinced around 7,500 academic staff members so far. They see themselves as personalities who need space for their continuous striving and curiosity in order to be able to be More than 7,500 academics at the University of Vienna thrive on continuous exploration and curiosity and help us better understand our world. Does this sound like you? Then join our accomplished team!

Your personal sphere of influence:

As a university assistant praedoc at the Department of Romance Studies, you will work in research and teaching in the team of Prof. Dr. Teresa Hiergeist. The focus of research there is on French and Spanish literary and cultural studies. The research interests of the team include imaginations of social and communal cohesion, alternative and utopian concepts of society and relationships, feminist and queer studies. We pursue literary studies that are decidedly influenced by cultural studies and discourse analisis. The team will consist of a professor, four pre-docs and an organizational assistant. 

Initially limited to 1.5 years, the employment relationship is automatically extended to 3 years if the employer does not terminate it within the first 12 months by submitting a non-extension declaration.

Your future tasks:

You actively participate in research, teaching & administration, which means:

  • You are involved in research projects and scientific studies in the work and research area.
  • We expect you to finalize your dissertation agreement within 12-18 months.
  • You work on your dissertation and its completion.
  • You hold courses independently within the scope of the provisions of the collective bargaining agreement.
  • You take on administrative tasks in research, teaching and administration.
  • You participate in the organization of conferences and meetings.

This is part of your personality:

  • completed Master's/Diploma degree in Romance Studies, with a focus on French or Spanish literature/culture/media studies
  • profound knowledge of Spanish or French as well as English
  • familiarity with the methods of cultural studies and literary discourse analysis
  • ability to think analytically, sensitivity to the specifics of literary/filmic communication
  • an idea for a doctoral project in the field of literary and cultural imaginations of community and relationship, feminist/queer studies and/or contemporary concepts of autorship
  • initial practice in academic writing, possibly didactic skills, experience in e-learning
  • respectful, non-violent behavior and desire for collaborative research projects

What we offer:

Work-life balance: Our employees enjoy flexible working hours and can partially work remotely. 

Inspiring working atmosphere: You are a part of an international academic team in a healthy and fair working environment.

Good public transport connections: Your workplace is easily accessible by public transport.

Internal further training & Coaching: Opportunity to deepen your skills on an ongoing basis. There are over 600 courses to choose from – free of charge.

Fair salary: The basic salary of EUR 3578,80 (on a full-time basis) increases if we can credit professional experience.

Equal opportunities for everyone: We look forward to diverse personalities in the team!

It is that easy to apply:

  • With your scientific curriculum vitae / letter of intent
  • With your summary of research interests / ideas for a prospective doctoral project proposal (max. 3 p.)
  • Master Degree  /  Diploma
  • Via our  job portal/ Apply now -  button

If you have any content questions, please contact:

Teresa Hiergeist

We look forward to new personalities in our team! 
The University of Vienna has an anti-discriminatory employment policy and attaches great importance to equal opportunities, the advancement of women and diversity. We lay special emphasis on increasing the number of women in senior and in academic positions among the academic and general university staff and therefore expressly encourage qualified women to apply. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female candidates.

University of Vienna. Space for personalities. Since 1365.

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Application deadline: 06/23/2024

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